ASUS Fonepad Note FHD 6 features stylus and 1080p display, new MeMO Pad tablets also outedAlex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
In addition to its new Transformer products, ASUS this morning took to the Computex stage to introduce a few other Android-powered products. The first device is the Fonepad Note FHD 6, ASUS's take on the ever-growing phone/tablet hybrid category. As you might've guessed by the name, the Fonepad Note FHD 6 sports a 6-inch 1920x1080 display of the Super IPS+ variety, and ASUS also says that its 450 nits of brightness allows the display to be seen in bright sunlight.
Along with its high-res display, the Fonepad Note FHD 6 features a 1.2-megapixel camera and a set of speakers on its face. Engadget notes that there's also an 8-megapixel around back, and sandwich inside the Fonepad Note FHD 6's body is a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 processor. Rounding out the spec list is 2GB of RAM, 3G connectivity and a stylus that can slot into the Fonepad Note itself.
Moving on to the straight-up tablet category, ASUS today expanded its MeMO Pad family with two new models. The MeMO Pad HD 7 and MeMO Pad FHD 10 feature a 7-inch 1280x800 and 10-inch 1920x1080 displays, respectively, along with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and 5-megapixel rear/1.2-megapixel front cameras on both units. Also included with the MeMO Pad HD 7 is a quad-core processor, while the MeMO Pad FHD 10 features a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 chip buried inside of it. Rounding out the spec lists, we've got microSD slots for both units as well as 8GB or 16GB of built-in storage for the MeMO Pad HD 7 and either 16GB or 32GB of memory for the MeMO Pad FHD 10.
As for the all-important pricing and availability information, ASUS is currently being less-than-forthcoming when it comes to the Fonepad Note FHD 6 and MeMO Pad FHD 10. The situation is different with the MeMO Pad HD 7, though, as ASUS says that the unit will be available starting in July 2013. Pricing for the MeMO Pad HD 7 will be set at $129 for the 8GB version and $149 for the 16GB model.
With both its new Transformer devices, the Fonepad Note and the new MeMO Pads, ASUS unleashed a wave of new Android hardware during its Computex presentation. The Fonepad Note FHD 6 is one of the more interesting products introduced today, and I'm sure many folks are looking forward to seeing how it stacks up against Samsung's own stylus-toting Note. Stay tuned to PhoneDog for more on this new herd of ASUS products, including more concrete launch information that'll hopefully be along soon.